Nigeria Senate has approved N30,000 as the new national minimum following recommendations from the President as requested by Nigeria Labour Congress.
Several months after the Federal House of Representative approved the adoption of N30,000 as the new minimum wage in Nigeria, the upper house of the National Assembly, has followed suit by upholding the amount.
The Senate approved the longstanding appropriation bill during a plenary session on Tuesday after the submission of a report by the ad-hoc committee that was set up to review the merit of the new minimum wage.
Speaking after the adoption of the minimum wage, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki expressed his hopes on the positive impact that the new minimum wage will make in the country.
“I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase their productivity, so that we can also improve the general productivity of the country. It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately,” he said.